Introduction: Neodymium Mindfulness Mobile
Step 1: Select Your Materials and Begin
The materials for this project are pretty flexible. I used colorful origami paper to decorate the back of the reminder cards. A sketchbook with somewhat firm paper (or any card stock paper that isn't too flimsy) was used for the card itself.
I plan to make 4 reminder cards, but I sketched out the measurements for 8 cards because it gives me more leeway to test designs or letter effects with the extra cards.
Next is writing the reminders: "Is it true?" "Is it kind?" "Is it useful?" "Is it the right time?"
Although I like these four mindful speech reminders, you can choose whatever you want to be more mindful of or even pictures of loved ones.
After sketching out the card shape and cutting them out, I glue the cards to the origami paper. Try to spread a light, even coat of white glue and put some heavy books on top to press the front & back together. Finally I trimmed the edges.
Step 2: Cross-shaped Hanger
Again, this step has a lot of flexibility. I made a simple cross-shaped hanger for the cards, but your mobile can be much more elaborate (or simpler, such as a zen-like one-card mobile).
I used two 5" pieces of bamboo skewer glued together with hot glue, then wrapped gold thread around the middle (to cover the glue) followed with a few wraps of thin jewelry wire (for the magnets).
The hooks on the end of each arm are made by tightly winding more jewelry wire and finishing with a loop using needle-nose pliers.
Step 3: The Wire Stand
I tried making two and hanging one below the other. I also used a few more magnets to suspend a nice piece of jewelry under the mobile.
Thanks for taking a look. Let me know what you think, and please post pictures if you make a mindfulness mobile.